Our Approach

Bluffton Community Soup Kitchen was established in 2011 to prepare home cooked hot meals for the elderly, sick, shut-in, homeless and poverty members of our community. Due to very limited public transportation, a delivery program was started for clients unable to come to the center for lunch. Clients may receive a hot meal home delivered or come to our center to dine-in and/or take out every Wednesday. At the end of our first year in 2011, we delivered/served 500 home cooked hot meals. In 2014, we started an open store walk/in pantry of non-perishable, fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, desserts and assorted breads every Monday. In 2016, our organization started preparing weekly hot meals for families participating with Family Promise. This program hopes to one day provide shelter for working homeless families with children. We need your help to realize this dream. By the end of 2019 we delivered and served over 14,359 home cooked hot meals.

Our Impact

Bluffton Community Soup Kitchen’s accomplishments for 2019-2020
1. Positively impacted the lives of people. A home bound client informed us that by receiving weekly hot meals, she can save money and pay for her prescriptions.
2. Increased the number of meals served/delivered. In year 2019, the mission served/delivered 14,359 meals. In year 2018 the mission served/delivered 11,270 meals. An increase of 3,089 meals.
3. Continue our partnership with Family Promise. Preparing weekly hot meals for homeless families enrolled in the Family Promise program. Continue our partnership with Bluffton Police Department. Police officers are assigned weekly to serve hot meals to walk-in clients and wash/dry dishes.

Meet the Board

Here are the current board members for the Soup Kitchen

Constance Martin-Witter

Executive Director

Teddy McCracken

Vice President

Gloria Gadson

Treasurer

Allyne Mitchell

Member at Large

     Bonnie Bogart

         Secretary

Linda Ellis

Member at Large

Carolyn Cherwon

Member at Large

 Kevin Quat

IT & Executive Support